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Marianne North Gallery

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Address: Marian Hardwicke Road | Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AE, England
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Wunderschönes botanisches Kunstmuseum

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Outstanding. Fabulous exhibition of Japanese watercolours.

This gallery is a one off and always amazing. Few people come here but it is a MUST for adult visitors to Kew. In the modern extension there is a fabulous exhibition of Japanese... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gallery is a one off and always amazing. Few people come here but it is a MUST for adult visitors to Kew. In the modern extension there is a fabulous exhibition of Japanese botanical watercolours.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The paintings of Marianne North from around the world are an absolute must see when you go to Kew Gardens. The way they are presented make for a real WOW factor.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A large collection of prints and drawings of flowers and plants. Very exquistely done. This lady seemed to have lived a very interesting life especially for a woman at that time.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a wonderful gallery - every inch is covered in lovely paintings by this Victorian lady who travelled the world alone. Although she had no formal training her paintings not only show details of exotic flowers and plants but their surroundings and were highly thought of by the authorities at Kew Gardens. She paid to have this gallery built... More 

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Isleworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A really inspiring story spelt out in pictures. You can easily lose yourself in both for several hours. And it deserves your attention but be wary there is a lot to absorb so maybe take a break after the first room to reflect on the woman.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I revisited the Marianne North Gallery while in Kew Gardens and was once again in awe of the works of this exceptional lady. For one woman to have done so much while travelling around the world on her own in Victorian times is a truly magnificent achievement. The presentation of her life and work was truly amazing and fascinating, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

An exhibition full of fascinating details. Reminded me of Gauguin colour and heat. An extremely accomplished lady artist with an obsessive (typically female) nature and expressive ability through observing nature, documenting and painting. Breathtaking collection and gripping back story. A late self starter unperturbed by no man or means.

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a special building built for her paintings within Kew Gardens. While this isn't the world's greatest art the travel of the vastness of the collection is worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Worth going to if in Kew Gardens or consider going fir the gallery and then exploring the rest of Kew Gardens. Located near the Victoria Gate (just turn left and keep walking). It's a really nice gallery and I love the pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I have such admiration for Marianne North who set off in her 40s on her painting expeditions to exotic corners of the globe. She was a self taught artist but managed brilliantly to capture in oils the vegetation she came across on her travels. I always gasp in wonder when I go into the gallery. There is a short film... More 

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